Panel Discussion

CEE in the News: Hobson, Krawcheck and Finerman on the Economy

On Wednesday, the Council for Economic Education hosted “Vantage Point: Economic Perspectives from Wall Street Women,” featuring moderator Karen Finerman, CEO, Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc. Contributor, CNBC’s “Fast Money”; with panelists Mellody Hobson President, Ariel Investments Chairman, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.; and Sallie Krawcheck, who recently acquired 85 Broads.

The women spoke to more than 100 other female, and some male, guests at the Harvard Club in New York City. Tackling tough questions from Finerman, Hobson and Krawcheck gave their opinions on everything from the European financial crises, to housing and the spending patterns of Gen X and Millennials.

The Wall Street Journal covered the event in this piece, highlighting the panelists’ opinions on the young generations and their savings habit.

“Ms. Hobson, speaking Wednesday at a panel hosted by the Council, said the cautionary tale of the downturn — as well as longer lives and careers — underscore the need for economic and financial literacy among young people.

Millennials are “the second-most conservative group of investors, right behind their grandparents,” said panelist Sallie Krawcheck, former president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America Corp. The fact that young workers today likely will be retiring at an older age than their parents and grandparents means “we need a structural rethink” of how to save for that retirement, Ms. Krawcheck said.”

Learn more about the discussion and read the full story here.

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Karen Finerman with panelists Sallie Krawcheck and Mellody Hobson; Nan J. Morrison at the podium.

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The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012, Grade 12

Live Webinar: The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012, Grade 12
April 24, 2013, at 11 am EDT

Register here (we encourage you to submit a question in advance through the registration page). Join the conversation on Twitter by using #NAEPtalk during the webinar.

Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of CEE, was an adviser on the project, and she will take part in the webinar.

Are American students equipped to negotiate economic realities?

With constant changes in the housing, job, and stock markets, not to mention international trade, American students more than ever need to know how our economy connects with the world around us. As tomorrow’s consumers, investors, and voters, are students equipped to interpret financial news, make decisions about negotiating a college loan, and understand how economic policies affect their wallets?

The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012, Grade 12 reveals how well 12th-grade students know and apply the concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade in real-world contexts, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Join the National Assessment Governing Board for a webinar exploring the results of this timely report. Webinar panelists include Nan J. Morrison, CEE’s President and CEO; and Edward Alvarez, Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School, who was honored at the 2012 Visionary Awards as one of CEE’s Teacher Champions.

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2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

Last October, CEE held its seventh annual Visionary Awards dinner honoring leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.

The evening featured a fireside chat moderated by Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Commodities Correspondent and Personal Finance Correspondent, who discussed the importance of corporate responsibility in personal finance education with the honorees:

  • The Honorable Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC and currently a Senior Advisor at The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Karen Finerman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Capital Advisors and Panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money;
  • The Honorable Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Foundation;
  • Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer and Director at NYSE Euronext. (John Merrell accepted the award on behalf of Niederauer).

Watch the 2012 Visionary Awards fireside chat below.

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The 2013 Visionary Awards Dinner will be Tuesday, October 22 at The Pierre, New York.

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Council for Economic Education Hosts 51st Annual Conference in Kansas City

This week CEE hosts the 51st Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. Held in Kansas City, MO October 4 – 6, with more than 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners convening to address the most important issues and obstacles and honor excellence in financial and economic education.  Among the highlights of this year’s conference are the introduction of a new Common Core alignment initiative and new Voluntary Personal Finance Standards, furthering the CEE’s mission of strengthening the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.

During the Opening Plenary Session Thursday October 4, with keynote speaker Troy Davig, Senior VP & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, CEE will introduce the Voluntary National Content Standards in K-12 Personal Finance, providing a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. The standards contain the areas of knowledge and understanding that are fundamental to personal finance: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Using Credit, Saving, Financial Investing, and Protecting and Insuring, each of which include benchmarks outlining what a student should be able to understand and examples at the 4th, 8th and 12th grade levels.

Friday, October 5, Doug Sovde, Director, PARCC Instructional Supports & Educator Engagement discusses Common Core: What It Means for Financial Literacy and Economics, announcing a new initiative to align resources in economics and personal finance to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English Language Arts. The CCSS were established to bring some uniformity to the varied state curricula, and is one of the most significant forces driving K-12 education today.  But while adoption has been widespread, teachers are struggling with implementation.  As a solution, CEE has proposed developing an easy-to-use tool that easily connects teachers to high-quality lessons in economics and personal finance that will help them to meet the standards laid out in the CCSS.

CEE will also recognize the winners of the 2012 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards:
Elementary
Kathy Heyse
Sun Valley Elementary School
Monroe, NC

Middle School Level
Timothy Hopfensperger
Tullar Elementary School
Neenah, WI

High School Level
Michael Melvin
Starr’s Mill High School
Fayetteville, GA

For the full list of award winners, visit the website.

 

 

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CEE in the News: Roger Ferguson Addresses Financial Literacy at National Convention

CEE invited two distinguished groups of panelists to both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to discuss a single topic: “Financial Literacy: Is Your State Part of the Problem—or the Solution?” but the untimely arrival of Hurricane Isaac led to a cancellation of the RNC event.   Hosted with our local affiliate, the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE), the DNC event went on as scheduled, advancing a bipartisan initiative to improve financial literacy education.

TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson addressed elected officials, state delegates and other influentials about the criticality of financial education during the panel discussion. The official press release from TIAA-CREF is featured on their webiste, and you can read the full version here.

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